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Friday, July 29, 2005

It was all going just fine until they started talking about vacation and benefits. Then the 'stupid people' questions erupted. Have you people never been employed before? Didn't she just answer that question? Jeez. I just looked down at my bendy-wand toy they gave me and tried to remain calm...
Update: Orientation is officially over. Thank goodness. In addition to the Power Point slideshow and guest speakers, there were 3 videos. One was horrible...like fingernails on a chalkboard. One was bearable. Really bad acting though. The third was actually kinda good, for a training video that is. Made me laugh out loud a few times, and I wasn't the only one.

7/29/2005 10:51:00 AM :: ::
  • Argh!! I hate the 'stupid question' people. They are the bane of my office existence. How about the people whom interupt meetings to discuss ramble about things that have nothing to with anything. I hate them too.

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 7/29/2005 11:40:00 AM


  • They always seem to make their appearance after the vacation and benefits don't they?

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 7/29/2005 12:55:00 PM


  • Didn't you have like some questions up here earlier that I was gonna answer? Or maybe I was just really sleepy and imagined that.


    By Blogger Bone, at 7/29/2005 01:21:00 PM


  • In our office, people are employed strictly to ask stupid questions. They have no other functions.

    By Blogger Jean-Luc Picard, at 7/29/2005 01:43:00 PM


  • Aha! And it's all starting to make sense to me now ..... perfect QOTD, hey?

    By Blogger Indigo, at 7/29/2005 02:05:00 PM


  • I think it is the insecure people that have to reiterate what was said of asked. They give themselves meaning, At least in their head.

    By Blogger prophet, at 7/29/2005 04:49:00 PM


  • Hey sis, glas orientation is over, and hopefully, the 'stupid people' questions too. Hope you are enjoying your new job. Love lots ~ me

    PS~ When are we gonna have that sister's night out? Dinner and dancing or dinner and a movie or something. Maybe we could cook together at your place then rent a bunch of movies and have 'sleepover.' Have the kids spend the night somewhere else. Anywhos. Talk to ya soon.

    By Anonymous Brittany, at 7/29/2005 10:33:00 PM


  • Mike is a personnel supervisor for a big trucking company. He's the guy who does orientation. The stupid questions he tells me people ask are hilarious. I'm glad it's over for you at least.

    By Blogger Michele, at 7/30/2005 11:29:00 AM


  • Sometimes I think they just like to hear the sound of their own voice ;)

    By Blogger poopie, at 7/30/2005 11:35:00 AM


  • I think that "they" think they are gonna impress their new employer or something, when really it just looks like they weren't listening, or just didn't "get it" the first time!

    By Blogger annie, at 7/30/2005 05:33:00 PM


  • Girlfriend...I am do Corporate Training. If I say something once, I say it 20 times. People do not listen. Even if their life depended on it, they wouldn't listen. I don't know why their hearing shuts down but let me tell you...it's the trainer that pays. I have gotten negative feedback from a trainee simply because they were complete idiots. So, what does that do for me...it effects my raise. Yes, the feedback I get from trainees is what determines my yearly increase. So, you get some creep in class that doesn't give a crap and rates me poorly, I suffer. Fair, huh?

    I have seen people play on the net, talk, sleep etc. in class and when they don't get it, I'm a poor trainer, that's why. Go figure!

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 7/30/2005 09:14:00 PM


  • I'll get off my soap box now.

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 7/30/2005 09:14:00 PM


  • Oh, the pain. Remembrances of Corporate America. Ugh.

    If I was the person leading the training session and somebody asked one of those dumb "I wasn't really paying attention to you; I'm only here because I have to be" kind of questions, I think I'd have to aske them, "And we hired you because --?"

    Which woul dbe followed by escorting that individual personally to the nearest exit.


    By Blogger FTS, at 7/31/2005 11:05:00 AM


  • I think it is a law that however long a meeting is supposed to run, it is the duty of one individual to make the meeting run longer due to numerous uncomprehendable questions.

    By Blogger Gene, at 7/31/2005 01:10:00 PM


  • I used to work in HR and did part of orientation...it was DREADFUL.

    By Blogger TrueJerseyGirl, at 7/31/2005 01:39:00 PM


  • Hub interviews job prospects sometimes, and he'll come home with stories that just make us shake our heads! I would write about it on my blog,but it's not a private one. damm. lol
    Hope you are enjoying the new job, at least!

    By Anonymous Laura, at 7/31/2005 07:17:00 PM


  • My work place gets ever the more like The Office every day, except my boss isn't anything like David Brent and there aren't enough laughs.

    By Blogger The Wisdom of Wislon, at 8/01/2005 02:53:00 AM


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    By Blogger Steve Austin, at 10/02/2005 06:20:00 PM


  • After we paid for our kids military summer camp we found it tough to recover! I totally agree with you!

    By Blogger jon, at 10/02/2005 09:24:00 PM


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